polygenesis

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polygenesis

(pŏl′ē-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Development from more than one source.

pol′y·ge·net′ic (pŏl′ē-jə-nĕt′ĭk), po·lyg′e·nous (pə-lĭj′ə-nəs) adj.
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Like the tracts of both abolitionists and polygenesists, popular entertainments offered racialized bodies up to scrutiny as signs of interior truth.
As with his Gobineau translation, Hotze shifted the religious issue away from the contentious debate between monogenesists, who insisted that all racial groups were descended from a common ancestor, and polygenesists, who insisted on what they called "multiple creations.
Those who accepted the biblical account of a Creation according to the Garden of Eden story were considered monogenesists while the polygenesists disputed the common human descent from Adam and Eve.